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In a message dated 6/29/01 2:25:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] 
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> Southam says that the words _il miglior fabbro_ are from "Purgatorio" XXVI
> 117.,however,  line 117 actually reads _"fu miglior fabbro del parlar
> materno_ and is translated in the temple classics edition as "'was a better
> craftsman of the mother tongue".  The line is a partial quote from a speech
> of Guido about Arnaut Daniel.  Daniel was a provencal troubador much admired
> by Dante, Pound and TSE.  Southham gives as a translation of TSE's version
> "the better craftsman".
> 
> Rick Seddon
> McIntosh, NM, USA
> 

Actually, "il miglior fabbro" is the exact title of an essay by Pound (though 
not an exact quote of the Commedia). I think Pound's essay is in that 
collection Eliot edited, but I didn't bring it with me.

pat

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<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT  SIZE=3 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial Narrow" LANG="0"><B>In a message dated 6/29/01 2:25:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] 
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<BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Southam says that the words _il miglior fabbro_ are from "Purgatorio" XXVI
<BR>117.,however, &nbsp;line 117 actually reads _"fu miglior fabbro del parlar
<BR>materno_ and is translated in the temple classics edition as "'was a better
<BR>craftsman of the mother tongue". &nbsp;The line is a partial quote from a speech
<BR>of Guido about Arnaut Daniel. &nbsp;Daniel was a provencal troubador much admired
<BR>by Dante, Pound and TSE. &nbsp;Southham gives as a translation of TSE's version
<BR>"the better craftsman".
<BR>
<BR>Rick Seddon
<BR>McIntosh, NM, USA
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<BR>Actually, "il miglior fabbro" is the exact title of an essay by Pound (though 
<BR>not an exact quote of the Commedia). I think Pound's essay is in that 
<BR>collection Eliot edited, but I didn't bring it with me.
<BR>
<BR>pat
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<BR>pat </B></FONT></HTML>

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